Minister of Youth and Sports, Barrister Solomon Dalung, has identified Basketball’s world ruling body, FIBA, as the cause of the ongoing rift in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF).
Dalung was speaking at an interactive session at the NOC boardroom in Lagos yesterday as he insisted that as far as he was concerned there are no factions in NBBF.
In his words, he said: “We are going to direct security agencies in the country to take action on such persons parading themselves as NBBF board members.”
“FIBA is the one causing problem in our basketball. We have concluded everything about elections in our sports federation. I don’t know why FIBA is encouraging illegality by calling for fresh elections.” he concluded.